KC area gets its first heat advisory, but relief is coming

Get ready for another hot day.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory — the first of the season for the Kansas City area. It expires at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Because of hot and humid conditions, the afternoon heat index is expected to surpass 100 degrees.

The advisory was issued for Leavenworth, Wyandotte and Johnson counties in Kansas and Platte, Clay and Jackson counties in Missouri.

Some relief is in sight. A front is expected to move into the area, triggering possible thunderstorms across eastern Kansas and western Missouri late in the day.

The storms will cool things down by the weekend, with normal temperatures and much lower humidity.

Friday’s high is expected to be 90. Saturday’s high is predicted to be 85.